Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “rule sth out”

rule sth out

phrasal verb with rule     /ruːl/ verb
to prevent something from happening : This recent wave of terrorism has ruled out any chance of peace talks .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of rule sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rule sth out

Translations of “rule sth out”

Word of the Day


a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More